NEW BEDFORD POLICE DEPT.
COMMUNITY RELATIONS SPECIALIST

M-06 $51,693 – $64,622

Develops and implements a comprehensive communications plan that includes short- and long-term strategies for building community awareness about and support for the Department.

Informs the PIO, Police Chief and Municipal leaders of important media inquiries, and keeps all parties updated on upcoming and ongoing news stories. Identifies and pitches news story to the PIO ideas through a range of proactive media strategies. Assists the PIO in leading communication during crisis situations and unanticipated incidents, including timely dissemination of information to the media, families, staff and community.

Coordinates writing, editing, design, production and distribution of clear, concise, “community-friendly” print and digital materials to communicate the Department’s goals and priorities to partner organizations, community leaders and residents.

Collaborates with technology staff to write and update content on the district’s external website, social media tools and other on-line resources to ensure accuracy and consistency of information.

Bachelor’s degree in, or knowledge equivalent to, journalism, communications, marketing, or related field. Successful candidate should have three years’ experience in the public relations/communications/marketing field at varied levels and with increasing responsibility; or three years’ experience in print and/or electronic journalism. Or any equivalent combination of education and related experience.

For more information, please visit: http://www.newbedford-ma.gov/personnel/employment/employment-opportunities/

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO 

New Bedford has a residency requirement.